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Harpley Estate

Our Role

SMEC is providing integrated consulting services including civil engineering, survey, town planning and urban design services for the development of this new master planned community.

Working in partnership with Lendlease Communities, SMEC has addressed a number of engineering challenges on the project and continues to deliver to tight time frames.

Water sensitive urban design is practiced throughout the estate through bioretention swales, rain gardens and wetlands.

Project Overview

Harpley is a Lendlease Communities development located in Werribee 35km south west of Melbourne’s CBD.

Upon completion, the 435 hectare master planned community will accommodate 4,000 homes and approximately 12,000 residents.

Harpley features a unique network of lakes, waterways and wetlands which is 60 hectares in size as well as extensive public open space, sports fields and walking/bike trails.

The future town centre will be situated adjacent to the waterfront and comprise a supermarket, speciality stores, restaurants and cafes, community centre with childcare and kindergarten facilities, and a range of services. Two primary and one secondary schools are also included in the estate.

Images courtesy of Lendlease Communities

Technical Area:
Urban Communities
Lendlease Communities

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